John C. Zilinsky graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1987, after having received his Bachelor of Arts degree in French from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1979. After passing the South Carolina bar exam, John Zilinsky worked for two years in the Richland County Attorney's Office and another eight years in the Horry County Attorney's Office before opening his own practice in Conway, South Carolina in 1998.
In the past, John Zilinsky has served as the president of the National Association of County Civil Attorneys, the South Carolina Association of County Attorneys and the Rotary Club of Conway. In 2007, the Rotary Club of Conway honored John Zilinsky with the Dr. Carl Busbee Memorial Distinguished Service Award. In addition to serving as 2007-2008 president of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, he also serves on the Board of Directors for Conway Main Street USA.
John Zilinsky enjoys learning foreign languages, playing
acoustic guitar, songwriting, and being involved
in the community he loves: Conway, South Carolina!